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Carlisle City Centre Event

Published on 07 August 2018

Carlisle City Centre Event

An event showcasing the operational capabilities of Cumbria Constabulary is set to take place in Carlisle city centre.

On Saturday 11 August the Constabulary, along with representatives of the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner and other partner agencies, will hold an event in the city centre showcasing their operational capabilities in order to educate, and engage with, the public on the work carried out to keep people in Cumbria safe.

It is hoped that the event will also encourage more people to consider a career in policing be that as police officer, PCSO, special constable or a civilian staff member.

The event will also provide the public with an opportunity to meet their local policing team.

The event will take place between 10am and 3pm and will include numerous displays for the public to watch on English Street.

The displays are:

  • 10.30am: ‘A cop’s best friend, a criminal’s worst nightmare’ – use of general purpose police dogs.
  • 11am: ‘Chasing the baddies’ – vehicle pursuit and armed response.
  • 11.30am: ‘True blood’ – use of forensic detection dogs.
  • 12pm: ‘Fatal four’ and ‘Fly guys’ – how we look to reduce death and serious injury on Cumbrian roads followed by a drone demonstration.
  • 12.30pm: ‘The nose knows, the tail shows’ – use of specialist detection dogs for drugs, cash and firearms.
  • 1pm: ‘I predict a riot’ – policing of public order incidents.
  • 1.30pm: ‘Chasing the baddies’ - vehicle pursuit and armed response.

As well as the displays there will be numerous interactive and engaging stalls offering information and advice on a range of topics including:

  • Bullying
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Collision Investigation
  • Drones
  • Fraud
  • Hate crime
  • Rural and Wildlife crime
  • Youth Offending

There will also be stalls for representatives from the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service.

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